Author Archives: Paul H Birch

RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.
Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

Skyscraper Souls… Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

The Downes Braide Association (DBA) release new album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November through their own label X2X Records distributed through Cherry Red. This is the third collaboration from keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer, songwriter and producer Chris Braide, and follows their previous critically-acclaimed releases Pictures of You (2012) and Suburban Ghosts (2015). Now based in LA, Braide has written ...

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Naked Six

Naked Six – Can’t Trust the News

Alternative rock duo Naked Six, have just released their first single ‘Can’t Trust the News’. Available through Spotify and Apple music it combines heavy pounding riffs, and compelling lyrics with a satirical twist. Hailing from York, guitarist and vocalist Seb Byford and drummer Tom Witts formed Naked Six in 2015, performing what they describe as “alternative rock/grunge/schizoid blues with the punk ...

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Mable Greers Toyshop

Posthumous Album Appearance by Yes Guitarist Peter Banks

Legendary London psychedelic/proto-progressive band Mable Greer’s Toyshop whose members later morphed into prog superstars Yes reformed to release their first ever album in 2015 and now follow it with their second album, The Secret, to be released on 15th December. Moreover, the record will feature the work of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks, even though he passed away in 2013. Mabel Greer’s ...

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Mollie Marriott

New Mollie Marriott Single & Video – Truth is A Wolf

Mollie Marriott releases her new single ‘Truth is A Wolf’ today, featuring Paul Weller on Hammond organ and guitar. Marriott is daughter of the late Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie) and the single is taken from her debut album of the same that will be released next month on Friday 3rd November through her own Amadeus Music label. Even prior to ...

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Rose Tattoo

Rose Tattoo Live Release

Legendary Aussie rockers Rose Tattoo take us back to a classic time when they release their Tatts: Live In Brunswick 1982 album through Golden Robot Records on 24th November. Thirty five years ago, when the Australian pub rock scene was at its peak and live music was everywhere, Rose Tattoo, becoming one of Australia’s most revered rock bands of all ...

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Johannes Luley Releases QITARA

Johannes Luley of Los Angeles progressive rock band Perfect Beings has a new solo album out called QITARA. Released through My Sonic Temple it finds the guitarist heading into jazz-rock territory, and features various guest artists, not least Ryan Downe who he last played with ten years ago in Moth Vellum. QITARA was recorded over a couple of years during ...

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THEIA

New WDFD Records Signings: THEIA & Anonymous

Recently formed label WDFD Records Ltd have actively been seeking out bands with common traits: “Great music and a hard work ethic of course, but also a desire to work with other bands for the greater good rather than in competition.” This summer saw the release of Back In Line from Burton-on-Trent hard rockers THEIA through WDFD. The band having ...

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Beth Hart Announces April & May 2018 UK Tour

Beth Hart has announced her biggest UK tour to date. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and her band will return to these shores for a 14-date tour of the UK and Ireland in April and May 2018. The tour will start at Dublin’s Vicar Street on Tuesday 10th taking her  through to an already sold out concert at London’s Royal Albert ...

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YES

Topographic Drama – New Live Yes Release

During the summer of 2016, legendary progressive rock band Yes embarked upon an ambitious tour that took them through to this year. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album Drama in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from the 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans (their first number one album), ...

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King King – Long Time Running

King King have released new single ‘Long Time Running’ along with an accompanying lyric video. The single is taken from their forthcoming album Exile & Grace that is due out on Friday 13th October, but you can find a review in advance here at RAMzine right now by clicking here. In other King King news comes the revelation that keyboard ...

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